Exhibitions

Omar Victor Diopオマー・ヴィクター・ディオプ

Diaspora

supported by agnès b.
Co-organizer: Kyoto Prefecture

Former Assembly Room, Former Main Building of the Kyoto Prefectural Office
10:00 - 17:00
Closed: 9/28, 10/5, 12

Admission Free

* Admission accepted 30 mins before the venue closes.

© Omar Victor Diop, Courtesy of Magnin-A Gallery.

© Omar Victor Diop, Courtesy of Magnin-A Gallery.

© Omar Victor Diop, Courtesy of Magnin-A Gallery.

Senegalese artist Omar Victor Diop spent a month last fall in Kyoto creating portraits of shop owners at Demachi Masugata Shopping Arcade near the Kamogawa confluence. Huge print collages from the portraits and objects from respective owners’ shops will be hung in the arcade. Diop will also present the Japan premiere of his “Diaspora” series, made up of self-portraits, in which he recreates important historical figures from the African disaporia who at the time gained fame in the West, these reconstructions are merged with African football/soccer players playing in European leagues.
Omar Victor Diop
Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar in 1980. Since his early days, Diop developed an interest for Photography and Design, essentially as a means to capture the diversity of modern African societies and lifestyles.​ The quick success of his first conceptual project Fashion 2112, le Futur du Beau which was featured at the Pan African Exhibition of the African Biennale of Photography of 2011 in Bamako (Rencontres de Bamako) encouraged him to end his career in Corporate Communications to dedicate his time to photography in 2012. Diop Lives in Dakar, his body of work includes Fine Arts and Fashion Photography as well as Advertising Photography. He enjoys mixing photography with other forms of art, such as costume design, styling, and creative writing. For KYOTOGRAPHIE 2020, Diop will display his large-format portraits of people working at the Demachi Masugata Shopping Arcade, as hanging banners, as well as a Diaspora series, a collection of self-portraits in the guise of prominent African expatriates hosted in a different venue.
Former Assembly Room, Former Main Building of the Kyoto Prefectural Office
Yabunouchi-cho, Nishiiru, Shinmachi, Shimodachiuri-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
Subway Karasuma Line "Marutamachi" station. 10 min on foot from Exit 2

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